You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It's a sort of entailment. Or if you don't have children of the body, it's left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one.
Best Quotes about Children
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
It needs courage to let our children go, but we are trustees and stewards and have to hand them back to life--to God. As the old saying puts it: What I gave I have. We have to love them and lose them.
Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
La Bruyere, Jean De
Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.
Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
The planting of trees in the least self-centered of all that we can do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children.
Of all the needs (there are none imaginary) a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness, is the unshaken need for an unshakable God.
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
We in the West do not refrain from childbirth because we are concerned about the population explosion or because we feel we cannot afford children, but because we do not like children.
The child is the father of the man.
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.
Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
A society in which adults are estranged from the world of children, and often from their own childhood, tends to hear children's speech only as a foreign language, or as a lie. Children have been treated. as congenital fibbers, fakers and fantasisers.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Menninger, Karl A.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Buck, Pearl S.
There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
Anyone who uses the phrase'easy as taking candy from a baby'has never tried taking candy from a baby.
We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle
Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
It's fun being a kid.
Angier, Bradford Arthur
A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
In all our efforts to provide advantages we have actually produced the busiest, most competitive, highly pressured, and over-organized generation of youngsters in our history.
Shan, Eda J. Le
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